Affordable housing

Cheat sheet: Crapo plan reasserts Capitol Hill’s role in GSE reform

02/01/19

Just as the Trump administration appears focused on releasing a framework without Congress, the Senate Banking Committee has re-entered the policy fray with a new proposal.

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Top Democrats urge FHFA's Otting to clarify plans for GSEs

01/25/19

Recent comments attributed to the acting head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (who is also comptroller of the currency) have stoked speculation about the Trump administration’s housing finance policy.

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Five House freshmen to watch on housing issues

01/23/19

Several new members of the House Financial Services Committee with backgrounds in housing could use their experience to address Chairman Maxine Waters' top agenda items.

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‘I have the gavel’: Waters touts agenda but leadership challenges loom

01/16/19

The new chair of the House Financial Services Committee has an ambitious set of priorities, but newly elected progressives could set up a conflict with more moderate Democrats on the panel.

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Waters: A million-plus could lose homes because of HUD shutdown

01/11/19

A lapse in rental-assistance funding, an understaffed FHA and other effects of the government shutdown are causing real harm to families, said the chair of the House Financial Services Committee.

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On way out, Hensarling makes final case for GSE reform

12/21/18

The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing to examine the outgoing committee chairman's bipartisan GSE reform bill, but lawmakers were already looking ahead.

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FHA commissioner to serve as HUD's acting No. 2

12/17/18

The current deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Pam Patenaude, will step down in January.

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Blockchain hype, Mulvaney's BCFP, pot banking: Top stories of the week

12/07/18

Blockchain backers concede the hype is turning off bankers; Mulvaney's CFPB name change could cost industry millions of dollars; the one banking bill Congress might actually pass next term; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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Waters likely to raise affordable housing’s profile in GSE debate

12/03/18

The Democrat, who will likely head the Financial Services Committee, has signaled she'll make expanded housing opportunities for lower-income consumers a top priority.

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FHA looking to extend multifamily risk-sharing program: Montgomery

11/27/18

The Federal Housing Administration's risk-sharing program with the Federal Financing Bank began as a temporary fix, but the agency is exploring how to make it more permanent.

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